Benjamin Britten in London - 16 October, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 118:

After supper write letters, & listen to Spencer Dyke Quart. playing Beethoven F min quart. (sure a wonder of the world) & Bridge 3 Idylls (marvels in another way).* Even the Quartet's murderous playing couldn't murder them.
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 118. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434901706632 accessed: 23 September, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95
written by Beethoven
performed by Spencer Dyke Quartet
Three Idylls for string quartet
written by Frank Bridge
performed by Spencer Dyke Quartet

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 October, 1932
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Beethoven String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95; Bridge Three Idylls for string quartet (1906).


Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 16:48:26 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:34:21 +0100